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ACT zero net emissions target fast-tracked to 2050

ACT zero net emissions target fast-tracked to 2050

ACT passes law to bring forward target for net zero carbon emissions to 2050, to complement its recently fast-tracked 100% renewables by 2020 target.

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Australia's coal export plans will eclipse climate commitment: report

Australia’s coal export plans will eclipse climate commitment: report

Greenpeace report says Australia’s “race to the bottom” strategy to grow coal exports by more than 60% will erase the benefit of its Paris climate target nearly seven times over.

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South Australia: the frontier state for transforming an industrial economy

South Australia: the frontier state for transforming an industrial economy

In South Australia the industrial transformation and energy transition are at the pointy end. Change can be hard.

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The tax that shall not be named

The tax that shall not be named

Australia’s climate change policy is a shambles. It is the only country ever to have repealed a carbon tax, the issue was key to the felling of two Prime Ministers, and the renewables industry is the subject of a sustained vendetta. That is why the Grattan Institute’s new proposal is potentially such a game-changer.

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Gaming the government: Bidding strategies for 3rd emissions auction

Gaming the government: Bidding strategies for 3rd emissions auction

The third ERF auction, with $1.33B of the government’s $2.55B funding tranche available, could produce some interesting bidding strategies.

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How can global CO2 levels soar when emissions are flat?

How can global CO2 levels soar when emissions are flat?

Last year saw the biggest jump in global CO2 levels ever, yet in 2015 energy-related CO2 emissions were flat. So what’s going on?

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SA offers $250,000 prize to fast-track Adelaide zero carbon plans

SA offers $250,000 prize to fast-track Adelaide zero carbon plans

SA govt Entrepreneurs Prize offers $250k in seed funding for best energy, transport, waste, infrastructure ideas to make Adelaide world’s first carbon neutral city.

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Graph of the Day: Another emissions reality check

Graph of the Day: Another emissions reality check

New government report illustrates how little Coalition’s Direct Action will cut emissions, and importance of incentives for electric vehicles and energy efficiency.

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Citi: Don’t expect clean coal to save the planet

Citi: Don’t expect clean coal to save the planet

Citi report has bad news for coal companies depending on ‘clean coal’ to save the industry – and delivers it with a velvet sledgehammer.

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New Australian coal mines threaten world's chance to stay below 2°C

New Australian coal mines threaten world’s chance to stay below 2°C

Study finds pollution from new coal fired power plants could take emissions from the sector 400% higher than levels needed to stay below 2°C.

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South Australia commits to zero net emissions by 2050

South Australia commits to zero net emissions by 2050

SA Premier Jay Weatherill has adopted recommendations of an expert panel, setting a 2050 target of zero net emissions for the state.